Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Photo-Film Expo

I will be speaking at the PHOTO & FILM EXPO on Saturday at 17:00 about The Business of Wedding Photography and on Sunday at 13:00 about Marketing and Creating your Brand and distinctive style. I have 3 Weekend Passes to give away valued at R200 each. Please Post "See you at the Nikon Arena" on my Brett Florens Photography FB page to stand a chance of winning one of the three free tickets.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lighting DVD





Had a great afternoon shooting part of my upcoming lighting DVD, Captured some really nice images of two beautiful little sisters, Olivia and Roxy. Thanks to Videographer Paul Railton and his gorgeous girls. The DVD will be available at the Photo-Film expo at the Dome 14-16 October and thereafter online @ www.brettflorens.com – Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wedding workshop London 10-12 August

I am happy to be back in London during August and will be hosting a Wedding Photography Workshop at Browns from the 10-12th August

The "Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Workshop" is a fully intensive 3 day workshop covering everything from marketing and shooting the wedding, to post production. It is an interactive course with me, Brett Florens, which will include live shoots using models at a simulated wedding. I will give you close personal attention regarding your portfolio and marketing material.

mail me on info@brettflorens.co.uk for more info.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

iPod, iPhone and iPad apps released

I am really excited to announce that "Behind the Lens" and the "London Sessions" are now available as iPhone and iPad apps. London Sessions coming to iPhone soon Thanks so much to the Netframes team for all your hard work. All available through the iTunes store

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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This has been an amazing week! Yesterday I had a fantastic interview with Scott Sheppard from Nik Radio, we chatted in depth about so many different topics – The interview will be available on iTunes next week some time. I then had a Skype call with Hayo Baan from the Nikonians Academy in Europe, he has asked me to head up all their European Wedding Workshops for the Academy.  I am really excited about the potential of workshops throughout Europe. To Top it all off there was a piece on the Wonderbra shoot on National TV this morning!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wonderbra Final Castings

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I have just wrapped two days of shooting for Wonderbra. The heat is on looking for the new Wonderbra Model - Thanks to a great team for a fantastic shoot!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Shooting in December's rainy season!!

So we have had a very wet December and a lot of us have been really busy with weddings and family shoots as all the UK based South Africans come home for the "Sunshine" and to be with family over Christmas.  Not ideal for us, because December doesn't have the greatest reputation for great weather.  Shooting in tricky weather conditions can prove to be challenging, but see it as an opportunity to produce images that the client would never expect.  Look for light in places that you wouldn't ordinarily expect to find light. Whatever you do -  don't panic and let you client see that you are stressing about the weather.  When you do manage to get great images in poor conditions, show the client on your LCD, this will lift their spirits and get them to be more co-operative, resulting in better results. In the following images I have used an off camera flash(Ranger or your speedlights) to create  great backlit images in the rain.  The couple were covered with an umbrella right up to the point where I am ready to fire.









In the next image I looked for great light indoors, obviously it helps to have the right gear as I shot this on a D3s  4000 iso @ f2.8 1/160sec.  Having the 70-200 2.8 was essential as it is not only good for shooting in low light, but is has a shallow depth of field making this image look like it was shot for a fashion spread.  I found a wonderful spot in a passage with a skylight pouring available light all over Kirsty, the Bride.


Monday, January 3, 2011

London Sessions back in stock

I am overwhelmed at the response to my latest DVD and have managed to get more stock onto Amazon.com - Thanks to everyone for your support!

http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Wedding-Photography-Florens-Sessions/dp/B004DFHXPS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1294051498&sr=8-4

Shooting in December's rainy season!!

December was a very challenging month weather wise. Although we have longer days there are often late afternoon showers and then there's extreme humidity, wreaking havoc with make-up and senses of humour. I shot a great wedding at Tala where the rain was threatening all day and finally arrived just before the ceremony.... Shooting the Bridal party after the ceremony proved to be tricky, but thanks to the Ranger I managed to pull it off. Whilst setting up for the shoot I realised that I had left one of my Pocket Wizzards back in the studio. I managed to trigger the Ranger with my SB900 but battled when I wanted to use it as backlighting as line of sight was an issue. Sam my assistant suggested using my other SB900 as the "Middle Man", this image was the first shot from the test - the bride was ecstatic and I was relieved and amazed at the result - Thanks Sam!